GARY COOPER - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/14/1944 - HFSID 255748
Sale Price $595.00
Actor Gary Cooper signed this contract to appear on a 1944 episode of Lux Radio Theatre to promote his movie Casanova Brown. He received $5,000 for this appearance.
Contract signed: "Gary Cooper", 1p, 8½x14. 1944 November 15. Addressed to Mr. Gary Cooper c/o I. H. Printmetal, Beverly Hills, California. Cooper signed this contract with J. Walter Thompson Company and Lever Brothers Company to appear on Lux Radio Theatre from 6 to 7 p.m. "Pacific War Time". Cooper appeared to promote his movie Casanova Brown (1944) and received $5,000 for this appearance. Cooper appeared in one other movie in 1944, The Story of Dr. Wassell. Cooper (1901-1960) won two Oscars as Best Actor, in the title role in Sergeant York (1942) and as Marshal Will Kane in High Noon (1952). He was also nominated for the role of Longfellow Deeds in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and Robert Jordan in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943). Cooper was awarded a Special Academy Award in 1961 "for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry." Cooper was too ill to accept the Oscar in person and his close friend, a tearful Jimmy Stewart, accepted it in his name. A month later, Cooper died of cancer at the age of 60. Lightly toned and creased. Random ink stains, which touch signature. Staple holes and light tear at left edge. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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